OST Crime Bureau
Phulbani, Feb 8:
Swami Purna Chaitanya Baba, a self-styled godman, has been arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman teacher, police said.
The ‘Baba’, who heads a residential Primary Vidyalaya at Kirkuti village in Kandhamal district, has been sent to jail after the Balliguda court refused him bail,Baliguda sub divisional police officer (SDPO) Arjun Barik said today. He was arrested on Friday under section 354 and 506 IPC, he said.
The accused had allegedly visited the house of the victim, a teacher of a residential school, on a certain plea on August 6, 2013 night. In her FIR, the victim has alleged that the Baba had touched her inappropriately the same night.
SDPO Barik said the self styled godman confessed to the crime during interrogation.
However, the Baba’s arrest has been condemned by the school’s management terming it baseless and fabricated. It has demanded an impartial probe into the incident.